Jim Waters

Government
3:35 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Local Right-to-Work Laws Grow; Kentucky AFL-CIO Prepares for Litigation

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After Republicans failed to take control of the Kentucky House of Representatives in November’s election, five counties have now passed local right-to-work ordinances in the face of grim prospects in Frankfort. But Attorney General Jack Conway says the ordinances don’t have legal standing and the Kentucky AFL-CIO president says litigation is coming.

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Education
3:10 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Incoming KCTCS President's Contract To Be Finalized In Coming Month

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:25 am

  Kentucky Community & Technical College System Chairman P.G. Peeples expects to reach a contract agreement with President-elect Jay Box next month, but declined to say if Box will be paid as generously as his departing predecessor, Michael McCall.

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Health
12:54 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Two-thirds of Kentuckians Support a Statewide Smoking Ban

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A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that a majority of Kentuckians are now in support a statewide smoking ban. 

The poll released Thursday was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.  The data shows that 65%, or roughly two/thirds, of Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, up 6 points from last year, and 17 points from four years ago. 

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Morning Cram
8:58 am
Mon June 11, 2012

the morning cram [whooping cough edition]

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NPR reports officials are trying to contain an outbreak of whooping cough in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Politics
11:46 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Right to Work Advocates Target Kentucky

Groups that support so-called "right to work" laws are looking to pass such a measure in Kentucky. 

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